Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Realistic Goals Made Easy!

Today we are going to talk about goals and how to break them down so they do not seems so monumental to reach.
First of all, there is some record keeping involved. You should have a journal or planner of some type to record what you are doing. In a prior article, I spoke about being realistic. This is where it is really important. If you have only made $100 working on line for two years, and everything is the same, then you would not have a goal of making $50,000 this year. It is just not practical.
There has to be a way to measure your progress, thus the journal. For example, if you make 10 calls today and send out 25 emails and do five ads, how many leads will that generate? Once you have determined that, how many actual prospects can you expect from those leads? Now that you have determined the leads, how many sales can you expect from those leads? It really is as easy as that, but you really need to keep good records. That is my biggest shortcoming so I have to work on it every day.
The best way to set up your goals is to have a certain day of the week to plan your coming week. I use Sunday night and I schedule what I am going to do the following week.
Here is an example of what my schedule might look like for Monday:
Monday: 6:00 AM-7:00 AM Rise, Shower Breakfast and Pray and Inspirational Reading
7:00 AM to 7:30 AM Read emails and reply
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Post Ads (Craigslist, Backpage, 50 ads)
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Go for a 2 mile walk
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Post Ads)
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Reply in Forums (NetDivvy, etc.)
12:00 to 1:00 PM Lunch and reading
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM NetDivvy Webinar
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Phone calls and Forum responses
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Exercise with WII

There should also be a way to measure each day, what you have achieved. How many contacts, how many leads and how many sales, along with other goals such as how much you exercise, number of miles walked, how many bottles of water you drank. Remember you can work on more than one goal at a time. Mine are physical ( I really need to lose 50 lbs) and monetary. (Trip to Hawaii.)
So there you have breaking down your goals. I hope it helps and you can start setting realistic goals and reaching them with proper planning. Getting good training and having a training system like NetDivvy offers will definitely help you reach your goals sooner, so check it out at http://billhobstetter.com. Until the next article here is to your success!

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Secret to Personal Branding!

Blogging Strategies Revealed

People Don’t Join Businesses, They Join People. I can not say that strongly enough. . Becoming a leader in on-line marketing requires lots of personal branding. I have a mentor by the name of Vince Reed. I joined NetDivvy, my current marketing company, because I believe Vince is one of the most honest and caring people on the internet. I only want to associate with people like that. So what does that have to do with blogging you ask? Blogging is a perfect way to brand yourself to other. To let others know that you care about them and want to help them. It is a personal journal of what you think about a subject, product or life in general. You are personally branding yourself to people. Teaching others how to market, and your strategies; is all part of letting people know what makes you as a marketer tick. Blogging is the perfect way to do that.

So where do you blog. Here are a few sites to consider:
1. Blooger.com
2. Word Press.org
3. Squidoo.com
4. Hubpages.com
5. Omegi.com

They are all excellent sites and some like Omegi will actually set up your blog site for you for a fee.

Whichever one you choose, there are some rules you need to follow in your blogging.

• First and foremost is to be consistent. Try to write an article at least once a week. Twice a week would be better, but make sure you do it regularly.

• Only offer value. Have something worthwhile to say. You can tell people to do things, give training tips and your mindset on what ever business or profession you are in. Hi-light a company or a person and give an honest analyst of what they are doing.

• Stay positive, and do not blast other companies or people, even though they may need it. If you can’t say something good; don’t say anything at all.

• Use keywords to create backlinks to your blog and the search engines. I use a free program called OnlyWire which broadcasts my blog to all the social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. This helps with back linking.

• Make sure you check your spelling and grammar so you don’t look uneducated. I am blessed to have a proof reading wife who keeps me straight.

Blogging is fun and can really help you with your personal branding so get started today I will read you on the internet! Until next time have a wonderful week!